Tag: Creativity

Sessions seek to spark creativity and innovation to help businesses succeed

University of Nevada, Reno Extension continues its online town hall and webinar series to assist small-business owners, this week focusing on innovation.

Wednesday’s town halls, at 9 a.m. in English and 2 p.m. in Spanish, will introduce entrepreneurs to the AngelNV, a 2020-2021 start-up accelerator program that prepares both aspiring entrepreneurs and investors. Organizations in the business community, including StartupNV, Nevada SBDC and SCORE, have come together to sponsor AngelNV. 

The entrepreneur part of the program involves 10 weeks of free training in start-up topics. In early December, participants may pay $149 to sign up for the final pitch competition on March 25, where the top six finalists compete for the chance to win their business $200,000. The investor part of the program involves paying $6,000 to become a part of the pooled $200,000 investment, and in doing so, help create a network of  investors, gain exposure to different industries,

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San Diego Artist and Business Owner Finds Renewed Creativity in Pandemic

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Joan Green hosted many of her mobile art classes at Expressive Arts @ 32nd & Thorn Studio in North Park. Courtesy photo

San Diego artist and business owner Joan Green said she went from seeing 60 students a week in in-studio classes down to eight students via Zoom. That reduction has led to a 90% drop in revenue for her business, Green Art Labs.

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Despite this, Green said she remains hopeful for the arts industry.

“Artists have to create, so it comes through no matter what. I see the healing power of the arts, and I love seeing how the general public has connected to their own the arts during this time,” Green said. “Now with people having more down time at home, they are getting back in touch with their creative selves. I’m hopeful that

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